I have spent the last week cleaning plastic mini blinds, tinkering with web buttons and staring endlessly at my husband! Want to know why? The kids, except for Terron, (our college student who's rarely home) have been out of town with hubby's family for two whole weeks!!! For the first time, in over 11 years we were dangerously left home alone to debate minuscule topics, like how many bugs have collected inside the windows or how could so much dust collect under the refrigerator?
My hubby and I at the end of two weeks have turned back into the sweet and lovable ole' "Pettybickers!!!"
Now, here is the question of all questions my husband asked me, "How many sheets of toilet paper do you need to use in the bathroom?" Yes, I was just as stunned!
The other day as I'm strolling by the bathroom, I look over and there he is (see photo above) my husband absolutely perplexed, yells out to me, (classic pettybicker style) "OMG Wanda, how much toilet paper do you need?" He has complained about this for years and I have always just assumed he's been referring to the kids, you know they use a lot. Well, I stopped dead in my tracks, because I realized Mr. Bicker was trying to have a toilet tissue show down with me!!! Clearly, I was not going to be so compliant to this line of questioning, I sharply raised one eyebrow quietly ignoring him as I sashayed over into the Kitchen. As I mindlessly began minding my own business contemplating what to clean, here he comes all militaryish (new word) looking at me with clear disdain about my alleged tissue over usage! He sets a new roll down on the table (see photo on left) and says, "How did we use up 4 rolls of toilet paper in a week?" OK, well I'd had enough of this, I said, "You tell me right now how many sheets does it take?" He rolls out 3 sheets!!! My mouth drops in shock, I say, "Wow, no way that's just not enough, that's insane you'll get something on your hands!" He says, "Go show me how many you use!" Because I'm visual and want to prove my point, I needed to re-enact my toilet paper usage process, I say, "Come with me." I knew I probably used more but, I needed him to see that he just doesn't use enough (classic pettybicker argument). I sit down grab what I need and clearly it's a wad of way too much toilet paper! My husband's proof of my over usage ignited him into pure joy, he starts shaking his head while looking at me with his award winning smirky grin!
Oh boy, he's got the upper hand now as he stretches out my wad and lays it next to his 3 sheets, he is in pure toilet paper heaven at this new found revelation (see photo on right*)! Then to seal my fate here comes college student with his input, "OMG, that's just ridiculous!"
So, that's that then, it's not the kids it's me, I am the culprit of the toilet tissue misuse, I have been blaming them for years (poor babies). Now my hubby can say with absolute surety, "It's not them it's you!"
I counted out my sheets and to my horror there were 13!
I really don't know how many sheets are reasonable, 13 is too much but 3, is just not enough!
So how about it people, "How many sheets are reasonable?"
*(no toilet paper was wasted during the creation of this post:)